TrueCrype - Finding ballance between usability and security
Posted on 2011-09-13
I have a file server in a location which is a little out of the way. I understand that encrypting the system drive with TrueCRYPT means that authentication happens pre-boot. This would mean that physical access to the server is required after each restart (currently all [software] admin work is done through remote desktop).
My questions are:
a), does encrypting the sys drive increase data security if confidential information is already encrypted on an external drive, and the OS is basically a clean install shell....
b), if sys drive encryption is to be used, is it possible to have automatic encryption authentication? Does this sound a little pointless?!? The user account would still have a password though...